SFoG, 8/3-84...oh, the HORROR!

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Saturday, August 10, 2002 6:56 AM
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you see, the reason why everyone wants to gripe and complain about it is
simply because it's a Six Flags park. Six Flags bashing seems to be the norm
around here. If you wanted a Disney park, go to Orlando. If you want a
Paramount park, go to Charlotte. "

Actually, if I want to go to a park, a good park, I'd go to Carowinds, the fact that it is a Paramount Park is secondary. Paramount is owned by Viacom, not one of my favorite companies, LOL. They're evil, EVIL I tell you. PKD is good, too. But Atlanta's park has issues, none of my complaints "corporate" as I can see them.

Step 2, ummm, step 1 collect underpants.......

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Saturday, August 10, 2002 10:43 AM
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SFoG has always been one of my favorite SF parks.....but I never go on a Saturday to ANY "big" park...Tried it twice, once for a PKI event and once because PCar was closed for a private party the Friday we wanted to go....won't do it again, I don't like lines that much.

Then again, if I want to go to A Paramount park, I'd rather go to PKI or PKD, they've just got better rides than PCar....IMO.

Step 3 profit....get it...;)

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 8/10/2002. ***

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Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:31 AM
I think what indianabeachguy is was trying to point out on page 1, is the fact that you say you almost passed out on the ride, and was hullucinating, but you still stayed at the park to ride some more.

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Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:35 AM
Although I agree he should have gotten more than just an exit pass for being stuck in the flying position for an hour!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:32 AM

First of all, Mark, I am sorry for your experience and I hope that you can get a response from SF corporate that can compensate you (as much as is possible) for the experience you went through.

Secondly, everyone here who thinks that Marks comments to the GM were out of line are out of your minds. Mark's comments were conservative and more than appropriate as far as I'm concerned and I'll tell you why. Frankly, I don't give a rat's you know what what the GM "has on his mind" THAT'S WHAT HE GETS PAID FOR and his NUMBER ONE responsibility and concern should ALWAYS AND ONLY be the guests in his park. There should never, under any circumstances, be a situation where guests should have to be trapped on a ride for more than the absolute minimum amount of time required to manually remove the guests from the ride. The appropriate and really FIRST step the GM or whomever is at the ride should take is to IMMEDIATELY acknowledge the situation the guests are in and explain that everything possible is being done in the most timely fashion to remove the guests safely from the ride and that compensation will be forthcomming for ALL guests involved. I don't care what the ride's problem is, I don't care if the GM is having a bad day, I don't care if it happens all the time, because NONE of that is as important as addressing, immediately the comfort and safety of your guests. AND YES, safety DOES include communicating the issue at hand with your guests as soon as possible.

The actions Mark describes in his post are deplorable under any circumstances and SFOG, one of my favorite parks BTW, should have refunded Mark and his guests entry fees, provided food coupons (for a drink after an HOUR hanging with no way to drink anything) and ride coupons as well as apologizing profusely for the incident.

You may take issue with what I have said if you wish, but any reaction by SFOG's management that is less than what I have said is wrong, simply wrong!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 9:45 AM

Lance, might I suggest that you go back and read that I drove 9 hours from Columbus, OH to go to the park. I wasn't about to let a bad experience on one ride prevent me from getting on Deja Vu, like I said previously.

I did, in fact, write both a letter and an e-mail to SF about the incident-I'll share any response I get with you all.

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